Career Resources / Nursing Opportunities Fredericksburg, VA
While nursing has always been a truly portable profession, the national nursing shortage has made that even more true: once you’ve completed your schooling and gotten your license, you can take your skills with you wherever you want to go and find facilities welcoming you with open arms. You can work in whatever type of environment you prefer, from the hustle and bustle of an acute care hospital to the quieter atmosphere of an extended care facility. You can also choose whether to work in a big city or a rural community, anywhere in the country.
If you’re looking for a community with a small-town feel combined with big-city features, you can’t do much better than living in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fredericksburg’s hospitals and care facilities offer nurses generous salaries and benefits, plenty of opportunity for growth, and the chance to live in a region that offers an outstanding quality of life.
Fredericksburg is located in between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. It’s a wonderful combination of history and culture, with access to the best of the nation’s capital and its own proximity to some of the nation’s most iconic battlefields and colonial sites. Residents enjoy a remarkable quality of life highlighted by good schools, award-winning restaurants, museums, shops, and art galleries, plus an economy that has made Fredericksburg one of the fastest-growing towns in the state of Virginia.
Its location on the I-95 corridor and its location close to several international airports make Fredericksburg an easy place for family and friends to visit, as well as a convenient departure point for family vacations and exploration. Living and working in Fredericksburg puts you in close contact with the nationally ranked University of Mary Washington, as well as community colleges, and some of the nation’s most innovative cybersecurity, technology, and logistics companies. Housing is inexpensive and you’re surrounded by the best of the great outdoors, with the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay to the East and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west.
Types of Healthcare Jobs in Fredericksburg
As part of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, Fredericksburg’s four counties are home to more than 338,000 people. Residents are well served by healthcare facilities of all kinds, from the largest regional medical center in the region to private clinics, specialty care centers, rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care centers. Registered nurses can choose to work for private practices or the area’s renowned free clinic, in a bustling hospital department or in homecare.
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As more and more people move to Fredericksburg, healthcare offerings and opportunities will continue to grow. Though it’s hard to pick the best from among so many great facilities, the following have set themselves apart as great employers based on the generous salaries they pay, sign-on bonuses and flexibility, and positive comments from current and previous employees.
Mary Washington has been serving Fredericksburg since 1899, when it was an eight-room hospital. Since then, it has grown to the area’s largest regional health system, including Mary Washington Hospital, a Magnet-designated, Level II Trauma Center, and Stafford Hospital. The health system also includes three emergency departments and over fifty healthcare facilities and wellness services. As a nonprofit corporation, Mary Washington’s mission drives it to constantly reinvest in the organization through upgrades to its technology, expansion of its services, and reinvigorating its staff.
Mary Washington is a Great Place to Work-Certified company and one of Virginia’s fastest-growing healthcare systems. Its Centers of Excellence include the Regional Cancer Center, the Virginia Heart & Vascular Institute, the Human Motion Institute, the Women’s Health Institute, and the Neurosciences Center. The system supports its growth by ensuring that nurses are supported and encouraged to advance in their careers. The hospital offers all the benefits of a big city healthcare system in a beautiful, suburban setting, as well as newly increased pay rates and $15,000 sign-on bonuses. Nurses who are interested in learning more about the facility and its openings are encouraged to participate in Walk-in Wednesday interviews as well as virtual interviews that can be scheduled at your convenience.
- Pratt Medical Center
Pratt Medical Group started in 1937 when Dr. Frank Pratt joined forces with other primary care physicians in the belief that patients are best served when physicians work together in an organized group practice. Over the years, that practice has expanded to include multiple campuses and specialty group practices working under the umbrella of HCA Virginia Physicians. Specialty areas include Family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, and pediatrics.
- Encompass Health
Encompass Health provides compassionate inpatient rehabilitation care, home health care, and hospice care. The company stresses empathy for patients, encouraging nurses to deliver integrated care across the health continuum. Nurses on the Encompass Health team are offered free in-person continuing education courses and live webinars, tuition reimbursement for clinical-related courses, and reimbursement of tuition and mandatory fees for full-time clinical employees participating in graduate and undergraduate level courses. They also provide a unique educational partnership with Chamberlain College of Nursing that discounts the RN-to-
BSN program by 50% and offers 15% savings for the RN to MSN track, as well as FNP, MSN graduate certificates, and DNP online programs.
Fredericksburg’s community is served by hospitals, specialty practices, urgent care clinics, nursing and long-term care facilities, and more.
For information on some of the many positions available in Fredericksburg, visit Incredible Health’s nursing job search page.